Swimming: Faith sets two new meet records at 12th Singapore National Swimming C'ships

SINGAPORE - The 12th Singapore National Swimming Championships came to a conclusion on Sunday and saw three-age group records broken over the past three days.

Singapore Swimming Club's Faith Khoo set two new meet records on the first and second day of the meet. The 13-year-old swam 1min 5.26sec in the women's 100m backstroke to set the national Under-14 record on Friday.

The Raffles Girls' School student continued her record-breaking run yesterday in the women's 200m backstroke with a time of 2:20.85 - another national U-14 record.

A third national record was not to be for Faith on Sunday when she placed second (30.63sec) in the women's 50m backstroke.

Swimfast Aquatic Club's Anna Pang came in first (30.34sec).

Zachary Tan from Swimfast Aquatic Club (SAC), who recently recovered from a hairline fracture on his tailbone, posted a 4:40.37 in the men's 400m individual medley for a national U-14 record on Saturday.

However, the 13-year-old Anglo-Chinese School student could only finish fourth in the men's 200m breaststroke final, clocking 2:24.25.

No records were set on Sunday.

Benedict Boon from CSC and SAC's Quah Jing Wen, who clinched the most gold medals with six, were named the best male and female swimmer respectively.

This year's club champion was SAC.

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